School holiday trout stocking

Ahead of the school holidays, 'ready-to-catch' rainbow trout are stocked into lakes around Melbourne and regional centres.

The rainbow trout stocked are advanced yearlings and are suitable to be caught immediately. Rainbow trout are a good option for children or those trying fishing for the first time, because they are relatively easy to catch and take a variety of baits and lures.

This stocking program aims to encourage families to go fishing, particularly during school holidays.

Anglers are reminded that a daily bag limit of five trout applies, of which only two can exceed 35 centimetres.

Fish stocking is funded by recreational fishing licence fees and the State Government's Target One Million plan, which aims to get more people fishing, more often.

School holiday family fishing waters

Water1st Term Holidays (April)2nd Term Holidays (July)3rd Term Holidays (Sept)Gone Fishing Day (14 Oct)
Albert Park Lake0170018000
Alexandra Lake (Ararat)03003000
Allans Flat Dredge Hole0750750500
Anderson Lake (Chiltern)00 - Lake too dry to stock0 - Lake too dry to stock0
Arboretum Dam (Euroa)03003000
Bannockburn Lagoon (Bannockburn)03003000
Bartlett Lake (Tatura)01501500
Berwick Springs Estate Lake07507500
Calembeen Lake (Creswick)02002000
Casey Fields Lake (Cranbourne)0750750750
Cato Lake (Stawell)03003000
Caulfield Racecourse Lake03003000
Cobden Lake (Cobden)03003000
Coleraine Lagoon (Coleraine)03003000
Crusoe Reservoir (Bendigo)04504500
Darlingsford Lake (Melton)05005000
Don Lake (Healesville)04004000
Dunkeld Arboretum (Dunkeld)02002000
Eildon Pondage Weir (Eildon)200 (plus 50 ex-brood stock)



Will receive a total of 14,000 ready-to-catch trout over the year

Emerald Lake05005000
Esmond Lake (Ballarat)02502500
Ess Lagoon (Casterton)05005000
Felltimber Creek Wetlands (Wodonga)08006000
Ferntree Gully Quarry0350400TBC
Foletti Caravan Park Lake (Donald)03503500
Forest Lake (Kangaroo Flat)02002000
Garfield Lake (Garfield)02502500
Glenlyon Dam (Glenlyon, Victoria)02002000
Glenrowan Recreational Reserve Lake06006000
Goldfields Reservoir (St Arnaud)020000
Golf Course Dam (Longwood)00 - Lake too dry to stock0 - Lake too dry to stock0
Great Western Racing Recreation Reserve Lake (Great Western)002000
Guthridge Lake (Sale)02502500
Haddon Reservoir (Haddon)02002000
Hanging Rock Lake (Woodend)03003000
Heyfield Racecourse Lake (Heyfield)03003000
Hyland Lake (Churchill)0800800800
Jack Emmett Lagoon (Rupanyup)003500
Jubilee Lake (Daylesford)02002000
Jubilee Lake (Skipton)02002000
Karkarook Lake (Moorabbin)2000200020002000
Kennington Reservoir (Strathdale)05005000
Les Stone Park Lake (Wodonga)00 - Lake too dry to stock3000
Lethbridge Lake (Lethbridge)03003000
Lilliput Lane Reserve (Pakenham)01001000
Lilydale Lake (Lilydale)0100010000
Lismore Golf Club Dam02002000
Marma Lake (Murtoa)03503500
Marysville Lake (Marysville)4505004500
Merriwa Park Lake (Wangaratta)02002000
Minyip Wetlands (Minyip)002000
Mooroopna Recreation Reserve Lake (Mooroopna)01501500
Morwell Lake (Morwell)00 - contaminated water. Please contact the EPA for more information.0 - contaminated water. Please contact the EPA for more information.0
Mount Beauty Pondage1500000
Navan Park Lake (Melton)0600600 
Neanger Lake (Eaglehawk)03003000
Nhill Lake (Nhill)002000
Numurkah Lake02002000
Nursery Reservoir05000 0
Old Hamilton Reservoir (Hamilton)02002000
Pakenham Lake (Pakenham)07507500
Pertobe Lake (Warrnambool)04504500
Police Paddock Dams (Horsham)04504500
Quarry Street Reserve Lake (Trentham)020000
Rokewood Reservoir02002000
Rowville Lakes (Hill Lake, Rowville)TBC400400TBC
Roxburgh Park Lakes (McIvor Lake, Roxburgh Park)04004000
Saint Augustine's Water Hole (Geelong)07507500
Sambell Lake (Beechworth)04504500
Simpson Recreation Reserve Lakes (Simpson)03003000
Spavin Lake (Sunbury)00 - Lake too dry to stock6000
Stanley Ditch Dam (Stanley)05005000
Sumsion Gardens Lake (Wodonga)05004000
Tchum Lake (Birchip)0100010000
Tea Tree Lake (Mortlake)03003000
The Gong (Buninyong)02002000
Tom Thumb Lake (Eaglehawk)020000
Tronoh Dredge Hole (Harrietville)04004000
Upper Sandy Creek Dam (Sandy Creek)07507500
Victoria Lake (Shepparton)010507500
Victoria Lakes (Ballarat)05005000
Walter J Smith Reserve (Riddles Creek)02002000
Yarrambat Lake (Yarrambat)05001000600